"Bolton School Girls' Division is highly successful in meeting its aim to realise the potential of each pupil. The quality of pupils’ achievement and learning is excellent."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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The aims of science in the Junior School can be broadly divided into two categories:

  • to stimulate pupils' curiosity in the world around them and encourage critical and creative thinking, applying scientific understanding;
  • to create a foundation for the study of science in the Senior School.

To fulfil these aims, pupils are given the opportunity to acquire both factual knowledge and the skills of scientific enquiry: identifying questions that can be addressed scientifically; planning and carrying out experiments; evaluating data; and recognising the limitations of their own and others' work.

This is achieved through an exciting, investigative four year course which takes place in a large, well resourced science room.

Mr C D Hough BSc CBiol MSB
Science Coordinator

I like Science because we get to do lots of experiments.
James, Year 5.

junior boy in science class junior boy smiling in science class